The hunt started in Montreal Friday night when we meet with Harry the coordinator in the Ramada hotel lobby and received our fishing, small game licenses and caribou tags. The outfitter pays that night. The return night is not.
Next morning Harry and Rodney showed up at 9am with a scale and weighed our bags/weapon. They were then put on a truck taken to the terminal. We were transported by hotel van to a charter terminal and waited for the plane to be loaded. We boarded (19 guys) the Dash-8 a twin-engine turboprop 25 passenger and flew 2 Ĺ hours to Radisson/Le Grande for refueling. After 40 min of refueling we then flew to Umiauq. Here is where our camp (8 guys) had to wait 1 hour for the twin-engine Otter (an unbelievable plane) not a floatplane but balloon-tired craft to come back to take us in after they flew the 11 guys in and the others back.
We landed in camp at 6 pm Sat. night enough time to get settled in and eat a great dinner ready for us.
We harvested caribou until Monday night camp was tagged out. We then fished and hunted Ptarmigan every day after.
Plane came in at 5:30 Friday to take us home with total weight of 130 lbs of meat, racks, cape, 3 fish, 10 Ptarmigan allowed to come out. That meat equates to 4 hind quarters and 4 backstaps, there is a butcher in camp and a vacuum packer/frezzer in every camp for $100.
A Great Hunt had by all!
Caribou SatelliteTracking map
I've added a link. Go to bottom of page to get map. Kinda neat.